Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sunday, February 24, 2013


Well, I've really neglected this blog for too long, so one of my recent goals was to get back posting regularly. I have been busy with lots of things, but I am still sketching pretty regularly with my sketch group, the Siskiyou Sketchers. One of the things I've been working on recently is drawing my meals out. I'm still using watercolor but mixing it up with base drawings with oil pastel and Inktense pencils. I'm trying to work with more intense color as I like the effect. I also just started a new sketchbook, a Stillman & Bern Alpha book - which has 100# paper and is sized at my usual 5.5" x 8.5". I'm enjoying the heavier paper, but still getting used to the way it accepts watercolor. Anyway here are a few sketches from recent meals out...

This is from a great restaurant I recently discovered in downtown Medford. It's called the Taste Kitchen at Downtown Market. Amazing food and considered design in every detail of the place. I love going there!
The AMAZING lemon meringue tart I had for dessert. Sitting at the bar is a great spot because you can watch the food being made.
Another lunch at the Taste Kitchen.

A not so great dinner out, but good practice working on ellipses.

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 As you can see, having a gutter in the middle of the page is somewhat problematic. I tried a spiral bound book, the AquaBee, I loved the paper but the ring bind was just too much of a barrier to large drawings. I guess I need to be thinking about a 8.5" x 11" book!